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. “The historian’s task is to understand the past; the human

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Anita Cap

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Transcript of . “The historian’s task is to understand the past; the human

. “The historian’s task is to understand the past; the human scientist, by contrast, is
looking to change the future.” To what extent is this true in these areas of

History as a way to change the future
History can change the future in the sense that what is the past may provide a means by which to understand the present and be able to make it more comprehensible.
Differences Between the Two
History vs. Science
Human sciences may fall under history though usually they are regarded as being able to change the outcome of future events, in addition to history.
History is the study of recorded events in the past that may or may not be relevant.
Areas of History
Human studies, sciences, different arts.
Trying to understand the present by the use of the past, in the sense of historical content and may be subject to bias and those things that are similar. Confirmation bias, and survival bias play a role.
Science is also subject to confirmation bias in addition to personal bias as to what is accepted within the scientific community. It is considered more confirmed than not, especially when considered next to history.
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